The 47th annual GMA Dove Awards announced this year’s list of nominees Wednesday and among those recognized in multiple categories are some of Christian music’s biggest names.

This year’s nominees and categories include:

Artist of the Year

  • King and Country, Word Entertainment
  • Hillsong United, Hillsong Music Australia/Sparrow Records
  • Lauren Daigle, Centricity Music
  • Lecrae, Reach Records
  • Tobymac, ForeFront records

New Artist of the Year

  • Hollyn, Gotee Records
  • Jordan Feliz, Centricity Music
  • Stars Go Dim, Word Entertainment
  • Travis Greene, RCA Inspiration
  • We Are Messengers, Word Entertainment


Traditional Gospel Album of the Year

  • Everyday Jesus — Anthony Brown & group therAPy, (producers) Leonard S. Scott, Bryant S. Scott, Anthony Brown and VaShawn Mitchell
  • We Give You Praise — Chicago Mass Choir, (producers) Percy Gray, Jr., Demetrius Banks, Cornelius Doles Felicia Welch and Feranda Williamson
  • WAP New Era — James Hall Worship & Praise, (producers) James Hall, Troy Chambers and Kevin Bond
  • Powerful — Japan Mass Choir, (producer) DA Johnson
  • Level Next — John P. Kee, (producer) John P. Kee


Rap and Hip-Hop Album of the Year

  • Uncomfortable — Andy Mineo, (producers 42 North, Alex Medina, Black Knight, Daniel Steele, Dirty Rice, Elhae, Gabriel Lambirth, Gawvi, Illmind, Jon Bellion
  • Therapy Session — NF, (producers) Tommee Profitt, David Garcia, The720
  • Church Clothes 3 – Lecrae, (producers) Black Knight, Epikh Pro, GAWVI, Mykalife, Ryan Righteous, S1
  • This Time Around – Tedashii, (producers) Gabriel Azucena, Jamaal “Elhae” Jones, Crystal “Crystal Nicole” Johnson-Pompey, John “The Kracken” Williams
  • Forward — Flame, (producers) SPEC, Courtney Orlando, G. Roc

Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year

  • Cities — Live in New York City — Anberlin, (producer) Aaron Sprinkle
  • Sound Of The Saints — Audio Adrenaline, (producers), Seth Mosley, Joshua Silverberg, Nick Baumhardt
  • Dead Man Walking — John Tibbs, (producer) Ben Shive
  • The Wonderlands: Sunlight & Shadows — Jon Foreman, (producers) Tyler Strickland, Anton Patzner, Neal Avron, Keith Tutt, Aaron Roche, Dan Brigham Jeremy Lutito, Jason Morant
  • Surrender — Kutless, (producer) Aaron Sprinkle

Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year

  • “My Story” — Big Daddy Weave, (writers) Mike Weaver, Jason Ingram
  • “Just Be Held” — Casting Crowns, (writers) Mark Hall, Bernie Herms, Matthew West
  • “Good Good Father” — Chris Tomlin, (writers) Pat Barrett, Tony Brown
  • “Tell Your Heart To Beat Again” — Danny Gokey, (writers) Jordan Feliz, Colby Wedgeworth, Joshua Silverberg
  • “Trust In You” — Lauren Daigle, (writers) Paul Mabury, Michael Farren, Lauren Daigle

Southern Gospel Recorded Song of the Year

  • “Jesus Changed Everything” — Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, (writers) Ernie Haase, Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey
  • “Jesus Gave Me Water” — Gaither Vocal Band, (writer) Lucie E. Campbell
  • “I Am Blessed” — Karen Peck & New River, (writers) Karen Peck Gooch, Kenna West, Michael Farren
  • “Keep On” — Perrys, (writers) Wayne Haun, Joel Lindsey
  • “Jesus, The One” — The Hoppers, (writer) Paula Stefanovich

Worship Song of the Year

  • “No Longer Slaves” (writers) Jonathan David Helser, Brian Johnson, Joel Case (publisher) Bethel Music Publishing
  • “Good Good Father” — (writers)Jonathan David Helser, Brian Johnson, Joel Case (publisher) Bethel Music Publishing
  • “Touch the Sky” — (writers) Joel Houston, Dylan Thomas, Michael Guy Chislett, (publisher Hillsong Music Publishing
  • “We Believe” — (writers) Travis Ryan, Richie Fike, Matt Hooper, (publishers) Integrity Worship Music, Integrity’s Praise! Music, Life Worship, Travis Ryan Music
  • “Even So Come” — (writers) Jess Cates, Jason Ingram, Chris Tomlin (publisher S. D. G. Publishing, Sixsteps Songs, Worship Together Music, Open Hands Music, So Essential Tunes, Lily Makes Music

For more categories and information on the 47th Annual GMA Dove Awards, visit www.doveawards.com.

What do you think? Who is missing in your opinion?  The award show is set for Oct. 11 in the Allen Arena at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. The show will be broadcast on TBN Oct. 16